Outside Agitator (they/them)
- Jul 29, 2012
ECHOES OF A NEW TOMORROW
Life after Revolution in the Commonwealth of Britain
An After Action Report for Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness (New Era Mod)
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
This interests me, subscribed! And I liked your previous AAR as well.
An excellent start Dens, you've managed to capture the feel of Thompson's prose quite well. The real treat of any alt-history AAR is in the world-building, and I'm enjoying the little morsels (Chairman Bevan, German Reich) you've offered up so far. I'm not sure how I feel about Oswald Mosley apparently being this timeline's Attlee, though.
While you said in the authors' note that this AAR is for you a pause from academic writing, you still managed to include a paper for an education degree in the AAR, so now everything that is missing is the teacher assigning you marks. Not that I dislike the style, I found it both original and interesting, but now I also want to read the answers to the rest of the questions. I guess the hints they themselves give will suffice as a cliff-hanger for now.
Reading this gives me the feeling of soaking in a nice warm bath at the end of a long day - lots of good feelings
It just wouldn't be a Commie Britain AAR without a bit of obligatory Winnie-bashing to set the scene. Eagerly anticipating the revolution proper.
(And for those interested, yes I did actually stick to the time limit. )
Owing to the limited nature of gameplay I have to work with, in the interests of keeping enough tasty plot devices for this to be sustainable I'm trying to find a decent balance between foreshadowing, hint-dropping from "the future", and actually just telling the story of the revolution. It won't always be chronological, but I'm planning on circling back to stuff. Please do let me know if there's anything that crops up that you'd be interested to read a full update on and I'll be sure to fit it in somehow.
I don't know whether to be more impressed or concerned by your steadfast commitment to alt-historical accuracy.
A televised debate between Roy Jenkins and Denis Healey over which prominent turn-of-the-revolution political figure bears the most responsibility for the destruction of the old order, (and why it is/isn't Asquith) set in a repurposed grammar school with Tony Benn presiding.
Always pleasing to see the impact of a good old general strike. You are teasing us a lot on said "world to come" though, I wonder if you plan on giving us any snippet of Fifteen Weeks next.
obviously the answer is yes, this will happen. Wanna write Jenkins' part?